Simplify Your Summer with a Capsule Wardrobe #ProtectClothesYouLove

Thanks so much to P&G and SheSpeaks for sponsoring this post. All ideas, inspiration, and opinions are my own.
Simplify your Summer

One of the things I’m doing this summer is making an effort to simplify.  There is so much potential in life for us to complicate things that don’t need to be.  Whenever I notice I am feeling anxious or overwhelmed, my first reaction is to always to clean things up or throw things away. I really believe we tend to clutter up our lives with things that we think will bring us joy. Instead they do just the opposite. When we get rid of the clutter we have more time to appreciate the things we really enjoy.

Summer Simplified

Time is a struggle for almost everyone I know.  Choosing to simplify helps you to find that you have a lot more time in a day than you did before. I started thinking of how I really spend the minutes in my day: working, driving, dishes, laundry, playing with the kids and talking to friends. I would much rather be doing the later than spending time in the laundry room folding piles and piles of clothes.

This week, I decided to simplify by creating a summer capsule wardrobe and you know what? It’s been incredible. I’m spending  a lot less time deciding what to wear because my basic choices are limited. While my choices are fewer, I don’t feel restricted at all because I can be creative in my accessories, adding in a fun hat or cute necklace. I feel better too because when I only selected pieces that fit me well and THAT makes me feel amazing! Can you imagine when everything you try on fits just fits beautifully?  Eliminating all that trying on, changing again and obsessing in the mirror saves so much anxiety and time.  I’m seriously out the door so much faster now!

One of the keys to making a capsule wardrobe work is selecting quality pieces. The other is caring for the items you have. Protecting our clothes can be as simple as using Downy Fabric Conditioner into every load of laundry. With the simple filling of a cap, you can say goodbye to stretching, fading, and pilling, giving your clothes a longer, happier life. During a ride around the washing machine, garments pull stretch, and rub together. Downy conditions, strengthens, and lubricates each fiber to protect clothing from the friction, and agitation of typical washing cycle. Turning garments inside out, and washing soft fabrics like cotton on the gentle cycle will keep your clothes looking the best.

Downy Summer Simplified

Downy Fabric Conditioner is available at Walmart and for everyday low prices. Learn more and shop for it here.

Mom Hacks : 3 Quick Fixes to Make Life a Little Easier #MomHacks

Combining the daily workload of home and office and the To Do List can seem never ending. After traveling off and on for what seems like weeks, I have put  each of these to the test in an effort to make the daily grind a little easier, Tried and true, we are presenting our #MomHacks to you.  Inexpensive, everyday fixes, so simple you’ll surely think “Why haven’t I done this before?!”

Mom Hack No. 1 :Keep closets smelling fresh with DIY closet sachets
Take a few mesh jewelry bags and fill them with 1/4 cup of the pelleted scent boosters found in the laundry aisle. Your clothing will smell fresh longer and items kept in a coat closet will never have a musty odor.
*ProTip: place inside stored suitcases to keep them fresh between flights.

Mom Hacks diy closet sachet

Mom Hack No. 2 : Laundry Tongs

Training the family to do their own laundry is a #MomHack I have especially enjoyed. Some pre-teens and very possibly shorter individuals like myself, may not be able to reach the bottom of the washing machine. A pair of tongs designated just for the laundry room will allow them to finish up the job with no additional assistance and assure every article gets into the dryer.

LG Mom Hacks for Laundry

MomHack No.3  :  No lost socks! 
Almost everyone I know battles for a solution to misplaced socks. Give each family member a mesh laundry bag to place their dirty socks in. On laundry day just throw the bag in the washer and dryer as in and you will never loose socks again. You will also same time on pairing them up.

Mom Hacks Lost socks

Looking for more #MomHacks ? Check out these #MomHacks Travel Tips we posted last week!

Making life easier for everyone is what it’s all about- Share YOUR best Mom Hack in the comments below!

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